Sweet and Spicy Carrot Bisque

September 11, 2016
Carrot Soup 2

I love soups that have layers of complex flavors. Where, in every bite, you taste multiple ingredients with bursts of sweetness and spice. And while this soup is probably more of a fall soup, I had a ton of leftover carrots in my fridge and I needed to use them up! This recipe was the […]

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Pumpkin and White Bean Bisque

February 29, 2016

Ok so I know that it’s almost March, but it’s still pretty cold here in Ann Arbor! We had a wonderful 60 degree day yesterday but snow is on the forecast for tomorrow, which means I’m making soup. I make soups and stews a lot in general – mainly because I absolutely love the idea […]

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Spicy Tomato, White Bean and Vegetable Stew

September 24, 2015
Spicy tomato and white bean stew

Now that fall is here, soups are back on the menu! This is one of our family’s favorite soups: it’s hearty, spicy, healthy, satisfying, and has great texture: crunchy (from the veggies) and creamy (from the white beans and parmesan). It’s just all-around feel good food. I made this soup for the first time years ago, […]

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Chunky and Hearty White Bean Soup

August 26, 2015
Chunky White Bean Soup with Fresh Herbs, Pasta and Parmesan

Beans are nutritional powerhouses. Not only are they a great, lean source of vegetarian protein, but they provide a myriad of health benefits, and they fit into several different food groups: They’re rich in complex carbs like whole grains… They’re full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like veggies… and They’re high in protein like meat I literally try […]

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Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean Chili

May 27, 2015

Spring and summer are here, and I’ve moved more towards making lighter dishes, but over Memorial Day I had a craving for chili that I just had to satisfy. Enter: This slow cooker white bean chili. I was inspired by this recipe from CookingLight, and powered by my slow cooker (which I absolutely love for cooking dried […]

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

May 2, 2015
tomato soup 2

Tomatoes are coming in season! I absolutely adore summer tomatoes. They are juicy, ripe, plump and there are so many varieties that are available: heirloom (my fav), roma, beefsteak, plum, cherry, grape – I could go on and on. One of our guilty pleasures is freshly made creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese. I like to […]

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